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Japanese folklore and modern American tattooing come together in this book of more than 100 sheets of tattoo flash designed to be drawn on the body in a single session. Exploring the rich history of Japanese ink drawings and making readily tattooable images were the priorities of this third book in the Classic Flash series. The artists applied themes and characters from Japanese mythology, such as yōkai, to their traditional American aesthetic. Divided into three sections, one each for designs by the artists individually, and one with flash created collaboratively, the book features designs that have gradually more complicated backgrounds, or filler. Tattoo collectors and enthusiasts with an appreciation for manga, who may be intimidated by extremely complex Japanese tattoo designs, will revel in this colorful, whimsical collection of flash.
Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 113 color images | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351006 | Binding: hard cover
Jeromey “Tilt” McCulloch is a professional tattooer in Champaign, Illinois, where he has owned and operated NewLife Tattoos for fourteen years. Tilt has a deep respect and passion for the Japanese style of tattooing. He is committed to studying and carrying on the tradition of tattooing. Justin Sellers, a.k.a. Lowercase j, started tattooing and painting flash in Florida in 2005 with his brother Timmytatts. He later moved back to State College, Pennsylvania. He works at Tattoo Mark’s at 127 East Beaver Avenue, still alongside his brother. He collects antique tattoo memorabilia and also builds tattoo machines. He is proud to be a part of keeping up the old-time tattoo religion.